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Obituaries from May 2009

Edgar W. Crowe (05/28/09)
Edgar W. Crowe, 84, Brazil, passed away May 27, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born July 1, 1924, in Clay County, the son of John and Charlotte (Lints) Crowe. He worked at the Arktex Clay Plant before he began farming full time. Farming was his life's work until retiring at the age of 62...
Mary Ann Miller (05/26/09)
Mary Ann Miller, 73, wife of Joseph S. Miller, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Hilton Head Hospital in South Carolina. The funeral was Sunday, May 17, at the Sauls Funeral Home, Bluffton, S.C. Her husband is a Brazil native and a 1954 Brazil High School graduate...
Jack E. Hanlon (05/26/09)
Jack E. Hanlon, 76, Greencastle, died Monday May 25, 2009. He was born on Sept. 13, 1932, in Putnam County to Daniel Valentine and Iva Edna Taylor Hanlon. Mr. Hanlon served his country in the US Army. Jack was employed with Lone Star Industries and Allison Transmissions and attended Indiana University. ...
James H. Lawson (05/26/09)
James H. Lawson, 62, Terre Haute, passed away May 24, 2009, in his residence. Born Nov. 21, 1945 in Carbon, he was the son of Arthur Lawson and Katie Lawson. James served in the Navy. He worked as Quality Control Manager for CBS. He was a member of the Elk's Lodge and former member of the American Legion. His hobbies included playing poker, music, sports and especially basketball...
Dale L. Shidler (05/25/09)
Dale L. Shidler, 67, Lewis, died May 24, 2009, at 3:50 p.m., at Union Hospital. He had battled cancer for the past several years. He was born Nov. 22, 1941, in Clay County, the son of Raymond and Lela Baker Shidler. He graduated from Coalmont High School and continued his education at Purdue University, where he obtained a Bachelors degree in agriculture...
David Junior Frost (05/22/09)
David Junior Frost, 67, Clay City, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at his residence. David was born in Monroe, La., Jan. 21, 1942, to the late Lucian David and Elizabeth Frost née Roberts, and grew up in Frost Town, La. In 1959, he joined the U.S. Army...
Essie M. Lynch (05/21/09)
Essie M. Lynch, 90, Seelyville, passed away at 7:34 a.m., May 21, 2009, at Union Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born June 12, 1918, in Clay County, to Oris and Nellie (Whittington) Loudermilk. She spent her life caring for her family and raising nine children...
Robert "Bob" Earl Schopmeyer (05/22/09)
Robert "Bob" Earl Schopmeyer, 72, Poland, passed away May 20, 2009, at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1935, in Clay County, and was the son of the late Clayburn Harry and Minnie F. (Waldron) Schopmeyer. He was a chemical engineer for Ulrich Chemical Company, Terre Haute, and a member of the Jordan Village Presbyterian Church and Brazil Elks, and a veteran of the United States Army during Korea...
Louise Kelley (05/21/09)
Louise Kelley, 86, Coal City, died May 20, 2009, at 12:30 a.m., at the Owen Valley Health Campus, following an extended illness. She was born in Owen County Jan. 29, 1923, to Ismael O. and Mary Alice (Staley) White. She graduated from Patricksburg High School...
Eddie R. Overpeck Jr. (05/20/09)
Eddie R. Overpeck Jr., 50, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2009, at 5:03 p.m., at his residence. He was born in Brazil, Aug. 6, 1958, to Eddie R. Overpeck Sr. and Donna K. Monninger Jones. Survivors include his companion, Sharon Scroggins, son Dustin, daughter Dana Rutledge, father Eddie R. Overpeck Sr., two brothers James E. and Gary W, and sister Cinda Vandevier...
Lula Mae Harris (05/19/09)
Lula Mae Harris, 91, Brazil, died May 18, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born March 2, 1918, in Sedel, Ill., the daughter of James Stump and Mildred Head Stump. She attended school in Terre Haute and had a close relationship with her grandmother...
Eva Mae Silver Brassard Selby (05/19/09)
Eva Mae Silver Brassard Selby, 84, Brazil, died May 17, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 7, 1925, in Vincennes, to Paul and Thelma Silvers. She worked for more than 10 years at the tape plant at CBS in Terre Haute. She attended the Community Missionary Church. In her later years, she enjoyed being a homemaker, watching her "stories," and spending time with family...
Earl Eugene Jones (05/17/09)
Earl Eugene Jones, 80, lifetime resident of Brazil, died at his residence unexpectedly May 15, 2009. He was born in Brazil, Feb. 6, 1929, to Franklin Eugene and Florence (Kaelber) Jones. He attended Brazil High School. Following high school, he enrolled in the Army National Guard and later joined the United States Navy, where he served in Japan as well as Korea...
Stanley "Stan" W. Watts (05/17/09)
Stanley "Stan" W. Watts, 90, Columbus, Ind., retired Purdue University Cooperation Extension Educator, died at 6:05 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Four Seasons Health Care Center, Columbus. He was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Waddy, Ky., to Walter B. and Maude W. Watts...
Rose (Hayes) Pearce (05/14/09)
Rose (Hayes) Pearce, 52, Brazil, passed away May 13, 2009, at her residence. She was born Feb. 9, 1957, in Brazil, to Raymond J. and Ruby E. (Saddler) Hayes. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1975. Mrs. Pearce enjoyed working outdoors landscaping and gardening...
Norma Evelyn Hibner (05/14/09)
Norma Evelyn Hibner, 88, Brazil, passed away peacefully with her family at her side following an extended battle with cancer at 2:55 p.m., Wednesday, My 13, 2009, at her residence. Norma was born April 9, 1921, in Louisville, as the daughter of Edward Charles Piercy and Ines Burton Shepherd Piercy...
Aaron Cale Bays (05/14/09)
Aaron Cale Bays, 21, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009. He was born June 10, 1987, in Terre Haute. He was active in sports and was an avid hunter. He is survived by his mother Michelle Lee Carlson Bradburn and Bobby Joseph, he was the son of Warren Cale Bays and wife Kelly, Mick and Kelly Lawson, and Ted and Sherrie Bradburn, grandparents Charles and Carolyn Carlson and Jeannie Shaw, son Brayden Bays, brothers Tyler Bradburn, Gregg and Billy Lawson, sisters Sydney Bays, Haylee Shoemaker, Ashley Monroe and Danielle Akers, special friend Courtney White, several aunts, uncles, cousins and one niece.. ...
Margaret A. Shull (05/14/09)
Margaret A. Shull, 81, Clinton, died at 11:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 28, 1928, in Clinton, to Charles Luther Russell and Blanche Hobbs Russell. She had worked at Lilly in the Canteen and also had worked in a sewing factory...
Norma Evelyn Hibner (05/13/09)
Norma Evelyn Hibner, 88, Brazil, died at 2:55 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in Friday's edition of The Brazil Times.
John Stewart Wynn (05/13/09)
John Stewart Wynn, 20, Terre Haute, formerly of Linton, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, in Clay City. He was born on May 29, 1988, in Terre Haute, to David B. and Karla L. (Keck) Wynn. John was a 2007 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and was attending Ivy Tech Community College. He loved martial arts and spending time with his friends. Jack McVickers was his mentor and the McVickers Martial Arts Studio was a great part of his life. He attended Lawton Street Christian Church...
Jacqueline K. (Lucas) Funk (05/13/09)
Jacqueline K. (Lucas) Funk, 67, Brazil, passed away at her residence May 12, 2009, at 2:10 a.m., with her family by her side. She was born in Terre Haute, Sept. 23, 1941, to Jack and Geraldine (Blunk) Lucas. She attended Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind. ...
Margaret E. Booe (05/12/09)
Margaret E. Booe, 73, Greencastle, formerly of Putnamville, passed away May 12, 2009, at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. She was born on Dec. 29, 1935, in Clay City, and was the daughter of the late Russell and Floy Lenora [Oberholtzer] Funk. She was married to Lloyd W. Booe Jan. 2, 1955, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2001. She was a homemaker and a cook at the Reelsville Elementary School. She was a member of the Big Walnut Baptist Church, Reelsville...
Verna I. Fortin (05/12/09)
Verna I. Fortin, 94, Brazil, passed away May 11, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following an extended illness. She was born in Clay County, June 9, 1914, to Levi and Ida (Clark) Thomas. Verna married Willard Lucas, in Clay County, May 22, 1933, and later Leo Fortin in San Louis Obispo, Calif., on May 20, 1943...
Annabelle Pierce Yockey Miller (05/12/09)
Annabelle Pierce Yockey Miller, 86, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, May 11, 2009, at 8:19 a.m., following an extended illness. She was born April 13, 1923, in Clay County, to Ray and Rosemary (Pierce) Hibbs. She attended Bee Ridge School...
Martha Cox (05/12/09)
Martha Cox, 70, Staunton, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, at Meadows Manor North, Terre Haute, following an extended illness. She was born in Rocky Fork, Ind., Dec. 7, 1938, to Frank and Marie (Williams) Jones. She attended Bee Ridge School. She married Robert Allen Cox Nov. ...
Carson E. Trout (05/11/09)
Carson E. Trout, 79, Brazil, died May 10, 2009, at noon, in the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born March 28, 1930, to Charles E. and Florence (Howald) Trout, in Brazil. Carson attended grade school at Wools Elementary School on south Waterworks Road, moving to Staunton Elementary in the sixth-grade. He graduated from Staunton High School in 1948...
Thelma N. Payton (05/11/09)
Thelma N. Payton, 90, lifetime resident of Brazil, passed away on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2009, at her daughters' home where she had resided for the past five years. She was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Turner, Ind., to Harry "Dink" Ruddell and Ella Emmert Ruddell...
Robert "Bob" W. Rose (05/11/09)
Robert "Bob" W. Rose, 67, Brazil, passed away at 4:58 a.m., May 9, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born April 26, 1942, to Lester and Sarah (Daniels) Rose. Mr. Rose graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1960...
Gary D. Rubeck (05/08/09)
Gary D. Rubeck, 68, Brazil, died unexpectedly May 7, 2009, at 6:44 p.m., in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Poland, the son of Lewis Rubeck and Thelma Henson Rubeck. He graduated from Cloverdale High School...
Pete Edward Dryer (05/10/09)
Pete Edward Dryer, 62, Clay City, passed away at his residence May 9, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., following a lengthy illness. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 5, 1946, to Harry and Louise (Hibbler) Dryer. He graduated from Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, with the class of 1965. ...
John "Jack" Metz Jr. (05/10/09)
John "Jack" Metz Jr., 79, Brazil, died at 10:25 a.m., May 8, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness. He was born July 31, 1929, in Clay County, to John A. Sr. and Gladys (Bain) Metz. Jack attended Van Buren High School. On Feb. ...
Donna C. Pierce Julbert Felty (05/08/09)
John A. "Jack" Metz Jr. (05/08/09)
John A. "Jack" Metz Jr., 79, Brazil, passed away May 8, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at French Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, May 11, 2009, from 4-8 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery...
Pierson Neil DeHart (05/08/09)
Pierson Neil DeHart, 22 months, died at 3;15 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009, at his residence surrounded by his family following a long illness since his birth. Pierson was born July 30, 2007, in Terre Haute, as the son of Christopher D. and Melissa A. Rissler DeHart...
Ray E. Strange (05/08/09)
Ray E. Strange, 74, Poland, passed away May 7, 2009, at his residence. He was bon Oct. 8, 1934, in Greencastle, and was the son of the late Fred Oscar and Stella Louise (Gentry) Strange. He was the founder and minister of the Country Junction Mission and Galilee Church Ministry in Poland...
Bert L. Baysinger Jr. (05/06/09)
Bert L. Baysinger Jr., 82, Brazil, died at 12:50 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. Bert was born June 28, 1926, in Clay County, as the son of Bert L. Baysinger Sr., and Daisy V. Moore Baysinger. He attended Brazil High School...
Betty A. Frank (05/05/09)
Betty A. Frank, 82, Poland, passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Brazil, to Ervin and Ora (Anderson) Randall. Mrs. Frank was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jordan Presbyterian Church and Jordan Women's Association, Tri County Club. She loved gardening and quilting...
John D. Byers (05/05/09)
John D. Byers, 68, Brazil, formerly of Gallipolis, Ohio, died May 4, 2009, at 9:05 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1940, in Linton, the son of Delbert Aldo Byers and Myrtle Grace Fury Byers. He graduated from high school in Gallipolis, Ohio, and later attended Columbus Business College. In 1988, he moved to Denver, Colo., to work for Parts, Inc. He was a sales manager for parts distributions for them until 1991, when he started Broomfield Auto Parts in Broomfield, Colo...
Fairy E. 'Mimi' Johnson (05/05/09)
Fairy E. "Mimi" Johnson, 91, Brazil, former Lapel resident, passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following a one-year illness. She was born on Dec. 26, 1917, in Westfield, Ind., to Otto and Emma (Tracy) Kendall. She graduated from Noblesville High School in 1936, and from Indiana Business College in 1937...
Ernest 'Newt' Ray Price (05/04/09)
Ernest 'Newt' Ray Price, 89, Brazil, died May 3, 2009, at 10 a.m., at his residence. He had been ill for the past three years. He was born July 25, 1919, in southern Vigo County, the son of Herbert W. Price and Mae Ann Etchison Price. He graduated from Blackhawk High School...
Thomas M. Whitehead (05/04/09)
Thomas M. Whitehead, 82, Brazil, died May 3, 2009, at the VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Ill. He was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Clay County, the son of Noah and Jessie Bolin Whitehead. He worked for the City of Brazil. He attended Trinity Baptist Church. He served his country in the United States Army from 1948-50. In 1978, he married Mildred Cochran Whitehead. She survives...
Betty A. Frank (05/04/09)
Betty A. Frank, 82, Poland, passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, at Cloverleaf of Knightsville. Services are pending with West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer.
Ruth M. Baker (05/03/09)
Ruth M. Baker, 92, Brazil, formerly of Mooresville, died May 2, 2009, at 10:50 a.m., at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She had been a resident of the Clay Health Center where she enjoyed her friends and caregivers. She was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Clay County, the daughter of Walter Kirchner and Ida Schuler Kirchner...
Allen E. Grassick (05/03/09)
Allen E. Grassick, 72, Clay City, passed away May 2, 2009, at midnight, at Union Hospital. He was born July 28, 1936, in Terre Haute, the son of Andrew Grassick and Ella Grayless Grassick. He served in the U.S. Army for four year. On May 22, 1955, he married Shirley Counterman Grassick. She survives...
Wilbert W. Killion (05/03/09)
Wilbert W. Killion, 87, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died May 2, 2009, at Cobblestone Crossing. He had resided at Sycamore Manor Retirement Community until recently. He was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Clay County, the son of Charles Killion and Sadie Evans Killion...
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland (05/03/09)
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland, 83, Center Point, went to see her Lord April 30, 2009, at 9 p.m., at Terre Haute Regional Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Providence, Ky., to Granville and Charity (Stanley) Batchelor...
Renee~ McCleery (05/01/09)
Renee~ McCleery, 52, Parke County, passed away in the morning of April 30, 2009, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born April 6, 1957, in Stanford, Conn. Renee~ attended Ben Davis High School. She married Charles L. McCleery April 28, 1980. Renee~ was a loving and devoted wife and mother. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, fishing, bowling and spending time with her family...
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland (05/01/09)
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland, 83, Brazil, passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital April 30, 2009, at 9 p.m. A full obituary will be published in Monday's edition of The Brazil Times. Services will be at French Funeral Home Monday, May 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday, from 11 a.m. until time of services...